Gertrude Harper

1876–1957 (Age 81)
Cass, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Gertrude

When Gertrude Harper was born in 1876, in Cass, Missouri, United States, her father, James Lee Harper, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Jane Laffoon, was 39. She married Robert L. Coble on 7 August 1892, in Cass, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Union Township, Cass, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died in 1957, in Cleveland, Cass, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Cleveland Cemetery, Union Township, Cass, Missouri, United States.

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Robert L. Coble
Gertrude Harper
Marriage: 7 August 1892
Robert Coble
Faye Coble
Mark Hanna Coble

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 August 1892Cass, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 0
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
    1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn
    Age 0
    An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 22
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire), Scottish, Irish (Antrim and Down), and Dutch: occupational name for a player on the harp, from Middle English harper(e) ‘harper’ (Old English hearpere) and Middle Dutch harper, herper. The harper was one of the most important figures of a medieval baronial hall, especially in Scotland and northern England, and the office of harper was sometimes hereditary. The Scottish surname is probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Chruiteir ‘son of the harper’ (from Gaelic cruit ‘harp’, ‘stringed instrument’). This surname has long been present in Ireland.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (6)

    • Gertrude S Calhoun in household of John C Calhoun, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Gertrude Harper, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • L G Harper in household of J L Harper, "United States Census, 1880"

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